Quantum Man

Lawrence M. Krauss is the director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University and has written more than three hundred scientific publications and seven books, including The Physics of Star Trek.

A Great Discoveries book.

 
Quantum Man
Richard Feynman's Life in Science
Lawrence M. Krauss

Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics. In this gripping new scientific biography of the revered Nobel Prize-winning physicist (and curious character), Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and bestselling author, offers a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. An immensely colourful persona, Feynman revolutionised our understanding of nature amid a turbulent life. Krauss presents that life—from the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon—as seen through the science; providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions. An accessible reflection on the issues that drive physics today, Quantum Man captures the story of a man who was willing to break all the rules to tame a theory that broke all the rules.
       
Physics World's Book of the Year 2011 www.physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/48100

"...Quantum Man certainly has no shortage of intriguing anecdotes and insights."
Robin McKie, The Observer

"...if your interest is in Feynman the physicist, it [Quantum Man] is an excellent place to start."
Jon Turney, THE

"...a sensitively drawn...portrait of this remarkable man."
TLS

"...entertaining and masterly. A great read."
Brian Greene

"...it is solid and a very useful addition to the Feynman canon."
Popular Science

"...an enlightening addition to the field."
The Scotsman

"The book absolutely bristles with other parts of physics for which RPF did something between laying the foundations and completing the structure, all explained at just the right level..."
The Observatory

April 2011 • £15.99 • ISBN 978 0 393 06471 1 • 320pp • 137 x 202mm
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May 2012 • Paper • £10.99 • ISBN 978 0 393 34065 5 • 368pp • 137 x 202mm
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